A shelter-in-place order is in effect for all Alameda County residents. City facilities are closed and non-essential meetings and events are cancelled.  Find more information here.

Rescue teamThe mission of the Albany Fire Department Open Water Rescue Team is to provide emergency services on the San Francisco Bay, with a primary focus on the Albany shoreline. These emergency services include but are not limited to Search and Rescue, and Advanced Life Support. The Albany Fire Department has worked tirelessly to create and grow relationships with the United States Coast Guard, and neighboring Fire Agencies in order to create a unified and coordinated response. 

The Albany Fire Department employs the use of two 11 ft. rescue boards which are operated by California State Fire Marshal certified Open Water Rescue Swimmers working in conjunction with a shore based team. If needed Neighboring Agencies have pledged a response of motorized boats to assist in effecting a rescue or water based fire suppression.